This cemetery, just one acre in size, is one of the smallest national cemeteries. President Abraham Lincoln dedicated it ... More
Battleground National Cemetery
This cemetery, just one acre in size, is one of the smallest national cemeteries. President Abraham Lincoln dedicated it after the Battle of Fort Stevens in the summer of 1864. The defeat of the Confederates during the two-day battle in July 1864 saved Washington, D.C. from invasion. More than 900 Union and Confederate soldiers were killed; 41 of the Union soldiers were buried in this specially created cemetery, one-half mile north of Fort Stevens. When you visit the cemetery, take special note of the entrance, which is flanked by two smoothbore guns.
Famous and distinguished Americans are honored at the National Portrait Gallery in portraits, photographs and other visual media. A wide
variety of politicians, artists, scientists and social activists are represented. This gallery is a remarkable testimony to the diverse ...
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded non profit organization helping to protect historic buildings and neighborhoods.
The National Trust has a collection of historic and associate sites and homes across the country. Check out their ...
Historic Congressional Cemetery was the first de facto national cemetery, predating Arlington by 70 years. J. Edgar Hoover, the notorious
FBI director, and John Philip Sousa, the patriotic composer, are buried here, in the oldest national cemetery in the ...